Kalyan Banerjee, the president of Rotary International, spoke to a group at the Convention and Trade Center.
Rotary International led the fight to eradicate polio through fundraising, advocacy and volunteer recruitment for over 25 years.
Rotary and its members have raised over $1 billion for polio eradication programs.
"I can help use that experience to even further strengthen Rotary, not only here but wherever I go. I get to carry that story and tell them what you're doing and use it as an example for others," said Banerjee.
Rotary International District 6900 is currently helping to restore and revitalize historic Warm Springs through the adopt a cottage program.
Warm Springs gained worldwide notoriety as President Franklin Roosevelt's Polio Treatment Center and each year, it now serves 4,000 people with all types of disabilities.